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Kay-Jannes WEGNER Attorney (Admitted in Germany (Rechtsanwalt) and England & Wales (Solicitor))

Kay-Jannes WEGNER Attorney
Kay-Jannes WEGNER Attorney

Kay-Jannes WEGNERAttorney (Admitted in Germany (Rechtsanwalt) and England & Wales (Solicitor))

T.+82-2-3703-1367F.+82-2-737-9091/9092E.kayjannes.wegner@kimchang.com

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Kay-Jannes Wegner is a senior member of Kim & Chang’s International Arbitration & Cross-Border Litigation Practice and Construction & Engineering Disputes Practice, and is leading Kim & Chang’s European Arbitration Desk. He is appointed as Trustee to the Board of Directors of the European Chamber of Commerce in Korea.  

Mr. Wegner represents clients in international arbitration disputes arising out of wide ranging subject matters including construction, power projects, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, and joint ventures and has experience sitting as arbitrator in international disputes. He has working experience in the Middle East and in South East Asia.

Mr. Wegner is German and English qualified and appointed to the KCAB and the SHIAC panel of international arbitrators as well as to the HKIAC list of Arbitrators. In March 2017, he was awarded a Commendation by the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Korea in recognition of his service to the promotion of the arbitration industry in Korea.

Mr. Wegner is a member of the ITA Board of country reporters as a reporter for Korea and contributes summaries of Korean court decisions and other developments that are published on Kluwer Arbitration. He is recognized as a leading professional in industry magazines including Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and President of the Korea chapter. 

Prior to joining Kim & Chang, Mr. Wegner practiced international arbitration at leading firms both in London and Singapore.

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Experience

Kim & Chang (2011-Present) 

Secondment to Kim & Chang (2009-2010) 

International Arbitration Group, Herbert Smith, Singapore (2008-2011) 

International Arbitration Group, Clifford Chance, London/Singapore (2001-2008) 

Articled Clerk, District Court, Duesseldorf (1999-2001)

Representative Mattersshow

  • Represented a Korean Party in arbitration proceedings arising out of an agreement to supply major equipment for a large power plant project in the Middle East. (ICC Arbitration, Seoul) 
  • Represented a Singaporean company in arbitration proceedings against a Korean Party relating to a contract for construction of large warehouse in Korea based on the FIDIC Red Book. (ICC Arbitration, Seoul) 
  • Represented a Korean company in relation to a dispute relating to the construction of a nuclear power plant in the Middle East. 
  • Represented a German multinational company in arbitration proceedings against a Korean counterparty in relation to a contract for supply of major equipment for the construction of a power plant in Korea. (ICC Arbitration, Seoul) 
  • Represented a German multinational company in arbitration proceedings against a Korean Party in relation to a contract for supply of major equipment for the construction of a series of vessels. (ICC Arbitration, Seoul) 
  • Represented a Canadian company in arbitration proceedings against a provincial government entity regarding a contract for construction of light rail project in Korea amounting approximately USD 700 million. (ICC Arbitration, Seoul) 
  • Represented a French multinational company in arbitration proceedings arising out of a dispute with Korean parties in relation to a representation and warranty claim as well as environmental claims arising out of the purchase of a Korean and Vietnamese company. (ICDR Arbitration, New York) 
  • Represented a Chinese company and its German parent company in arbitration proceedings against a Korean company arising out of a contract for the supply of major equipment for the construction of a series of vessels. (KCAB Arbitration, Seoul) 
  • Represented a French automotive supplier in arbitration proceedings arising out of a joint venture to supply automotive parts to a Korean auto manufacturer. (ICC Arbitration, Tokyo) 
  • Represented a US-based multinational company in arbitration proceedings relating to its Korean joint venture partner. (ICC Arbitration, Seoul) 
  • Represented a Korean company in arbitration proceedings against a Dutch company arising out of a license agreement in relation to heat exchangers. (NAI Arbitration, Amsterdam) 

Representative Activitiesshow

Awards

  • Leading Individual, Chambers Global, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (Chambers and Partners, 2018-2019) 
  • Leading Individual, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific: International arbitration (Legalease, 2019)

Publications/Activities
    • Recent Changes to the Korean Arbitration Landscape (Vol 22, No 1) (Co-author, IBA Arbitration News, 2017) 
    • Enforcement of Arbitral Award in South Korea: Comments on the Implications of the Recent Decision in NDS Limited v KT Skylife (IBA Arbitration Newsletter, 2013.9.) 
    • The New ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement, Asian International Arbitration Journal (Volume 5, Number 2) (Co-author, Kluwer Law International, 2009) 
    • Consulting Editor, Review of the Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) (Kluwer Law International, 1998)

Education

    Second State Exam, Duesseldorf (2001) 

    First State Exam, Cologne (1997) 

    University of Cologne (Law, 1993-1997) 

    University of Durham (Law, 1993) 

    University of Wurzburg (Law, 1990-1992)

Qualifications

    Admitted to Germany (Rechtsanwalt), 2001; England & Wales (Solicitor), 2006

Languages

German, English

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Kay-Jannes WEGNER Attorney (Admitted in Germany (Rechtsanwalt) and England & Wales (Solicitor))


T. +82-2-3703-1367      F. +82-2-737-9091/9092     


  




Kay-Jannes Wegner is a senior member of Kim & Chang’s International Arbitration & Cross-Border Litigation Practice and Construction & Engineering Disputes Practice, and is leading Kim & Chang’s European Arbitration Desk. He is appointed as Trustee to the Board of Directors of the European Chamber of Commerce in Korea.  

Mr. Wegner represents clients in international arbitration disputes arising out of wide ranging subject matters including construction, power projects, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, and joint ventures and has experience sitting as arbitrator in international disputes. He has working experience in the Middle East and in South East Asia.

Mr. Wegner is German and English qualified and appointed to the KCAB and the SHIAC panel of international arbitrators as well as to the HKIAC list of Arbitrators. In March 2017, he was awarded a Commendation by the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Korea in recognition of his service to the promotion of the arbitration industry in Korea.

Mr. Wegner is a member of the ITA Board of country reporters as a reporter for Korea and contributes summaries of Korean court decisions and other developments that are published on Kluwer Arbitration. He is recognized as a leading professional in industry magazines including Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and President of the Korea chapter. 

Prior to joining Kim & Chang, Mr. Wegner practiced international arbitration at leading firms both in London and Singapore.






    Kim & Chang (2011-Present) 

    Secondment to Kim & Chang (2009-2010) 

    International Arbitration Group, Herbert Smith, Singapore (2008-2011) 

    International Arbitration Group, Clifford Chance, London/Singapore (2001-2008) 

    Articled Clerk, District Court, Duesseldorf (1999-2001)






  •   Represented a Korean Party in arbitration proceedings arising out of an agreement to supply major equipment for a large power plant project in the Middle East. (ICC Arbitration, Seoul) 
  •   Represented a Singaporean company in arbitration proceedings against a Korean Party relating to a contract for construction of large warehouse in Korea based on the FIDIC Red Book. (ICC Arbitration, Seoul) 
  •   Represented a Korean company in relation to a dispute relating to the construction of a nuclear power plant in the Middle East. 
  •   Represented a German multinational company in arbitration proceedings against a Korean counterparty in relation to a contract for supply of major equipment for the construction of a power plant in Korea. (ICC Arbitration, Seoul) 
  •   Represented a German multinational company in arbitration proceedings against a Korean Party in relation to a contract for supply of major equipment for the construction of a series of vessels. (ICC Arbitration, Seoul) 
  •   Represented a Canadian company in arbitration proceedings against a provincial government entity regarding a contract for construction of light rail project in Korea amounting approximately USD 700 million. (ICC Arbitration, Seoul) 
  •   Represented a French multinational company in arbitration proceedings arising out of a dispute with Korean parties in relation to a representation and warranty claim as well as environmental claims arising out of the purchase of a Korean and Vietnamese company. (ICDR Arbitration, New York) 
  •   Represented a Chinese company and its German parent company in arbitration proceedings against a Korean company arising out of a contract for the supply of major equipment for the construction of a series of vessels. (KCAB Arbitration, Seoul) 
  •   Represented a French automotive supplier in arbitration proceedings arising out of a joint venture to supply automotive parts to a Korean auto manufacturer. (ICC Arbitration, Tokyo) 
  •   Represented a US-based multinational company in arbitration proceedings relating to its Korean joint venture partner. (ICC Arbitration, Seoul) 
  •   Represented a Korean company in arbitration proceedings against a Dutch company arising out of a license agreement in relation to heat exchangers. (NAI Arbitration, Amsterdam) 





Awards

  •   Leading Individual, Chambers Global, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (Chambers and Partners, 2018-2019) 
  •   Leading Individual, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific: International arbitration (Legalease, 2019)

Publications/Activities

  •   Recent Changes to the Korean Arbitration Landscape (Vol 22, No 1) (Co-author, IBA Arbitration News, 2017) 
  •   Enforcement of Arbitral Award in South Korea: Comments on the Implications of the Recent Decision in NDS Limited v KT Skylife (IBA Arbitration Newsletter, 2013.9.) 
  •   The New ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement, Asian International Arbitration Journal (Volume 5, Number 2) (Co-author, Kluwer Law International, 2009) 
  •   Consulting Editor, Review of the Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) (Kluwer Law International, 1998)





Education

    Second State Exam, Duesseldorf (2001) 

    First State Exam, Cologne (1997) 

    University of Cologne (Law, 1993-1997) 

    University of Durham (Law, 1993) 

    University of Wurzburg (Law, 1990-1992)


Qualifications

    Admitted to Germany (Rechtsanwalt), 2001; England & Wales (Solicitor), 2006


Languages
  •    German, English





International Arbitration & Cross-Border Litigation ,  Anti-Corruption & Corporate Compliance ,  Construction & Engineering Disputes ,  Germany ,  Europe